Important funding application dates

  1. ARC Discovery Programme (DP17, DE17 & IN17) - Internal Dates and Funding Rules
  2. NHMRC Upcoming Schemes - Internal Dates and Funding Rules
  3. Club Melbourne Fellowship

1.  ARC Discovery Programme (DP17, DE17 & IN17) - Internal Dates and Funding Rules

The ARC have announced the RMS dates for Discovery Projects (DP17), DECRA (DE17) and Discovery Indigenous Projects (IN17) beginning in 2017.  The Internal Deadline dates for each of the schemes are as follows:

Discovery Projects DP17

GEOI Deadline

Proposals open in RMS

Internal Review Process 

Internal Compliance Deadline

Final Submission Deadline

Proposals close in RMS (External Deadline)

07/12/2015

09/12/2015

15th-28th Jan 2016

10/02/2016

29/02/2016

03/03/2016

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) DE17

GEOI Deadline

Proposals open in RMS

Internal Review Process 

Internal Compliance Deadline

Final Submission Deadline

Proposals close in RMS (External Deadline)

08/12/2015 

Feb 2016 (TBC)

27th Jan - 9th Feb 2016

01/03/2016

18/03/2016 

22/03/2016

Discovery Indigenous Projects IN17

GEOI Deadline

Proposals open in RMS

Internal Compliance Deadline

Final Submission Deadline

Proposals close in RMS (External Deadline)

15/12/2015 

Feb 2016 (TBC)

10/03/2016

30/03/2016 

31/03/2016

Researchers wishing to apply for any of the above schemes must speak with their Faculty ADR/Centre Director in the first instance to discuss faculty/centre internal deadlines and approval processes. 

The Funding Rules and FAQs for the Discovery Programme have now been released.  These documents can be found on the ARC website at http://www.arc.gov.au/discovery-projects  and by following the links below:

Discovery Programme 2017 funding rules 2015 edition (PDF)

Discovery Programme 2017 FAQs_03.02.16 (PDF)

Discovery Projects Sample Application form (PDF)

**UPDATE 05/01/2016**

Scheme specific FAQs and Instructions to Applicants (ITAs) have now been released and can be found on the ARC website at http://www.arc.gov.au/instructions-and-faqs and by following the links below:

Discovery (DP17) FAQs and ITAs

DP17_instructions_to_Applicants_201512 (PDF)

DP17_Frequently_asked_questions_03.02.16 (PDF)

DECRA (DE17) FAQs, ITAs and Eligibility Exemption Request ITAs

DE17_EER_ITA_201512 (PDF)

DE17_Frequently_asked_questions_03.02.16 (PDF)

DE17_instructions_to_Applicants_03.02.16 (PDF)

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Research Funding Team at research.funding@federation.edu.au

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2.  NHMRC Upcoming Schemes - Internal Dates & Funding Rules

The NHMRC have recently updated the NHMRC Funding Calendar found at https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/grants-funding/nhmrc-funding-calendar .  The NHMRC RGMS deadlines and Internal Deadlines for popular schemes are listed below:

NHMRC Research Fellowships

GEOI Deadline

Proposals open in RGMS

Internal Compliance Deadline

Final Submission Deadline

Proposals close in RMS (External Deadline)

28/10/15

09/12/15

13/01/16 

01/02/16

03/02/16

NHMRC Project Grants

GEOI Deadline

Proposals open in RGMS

Internal Review Process 

Minimum Data Due

Internal Compliance Deadline

Final Submission Deadline

Proposals close in RGMS (External Deadline)

07/12/2015

13/01/16

27th Jan - 9th Feb 2016

17/02/16

24/02/16 

14/03/16

16/03/16

NHMRC Early Career Fellowships

GEOI Deadline

Proposals open in RGMS

Internal Compliance Deadline

Final Submission Deadline

Proposals close in RGMS (External Deadline)

07/12/2015

13/01/16

03/02/16 

22/02/16

24/02/16

NHMRC Career Development Fellowships

GEOI Deadline

Proposals open in RGMS

Internal Compliance Deadline

Final Submission Deadline

Proposals close in RGMS (External Deadline)

07/12/2015

20/01/16

17/02/16 

07/03/16

09/03/16

Researchers wishing to apply for any of the above schemes must speak with their Faculty ADR/Centre Director in the first instance to discuss faculty/centre internal deadlines and approval processes. 

The most recent version of the Funding Rules and Instructions to Applicants for all NHMRC schemes can be found at http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/book/nhmrc-funding-rules-2016/NHMRC-funding-rules-2016 and below: 

NHMRC General 2016 Funding Rules (v16.11.15) (PDF, 201 KB)

NHMRC General 2016 Instructions to Applicants (v16.11.15) (PDF, 113 KB)

The Scheme Specific Funding Rules, Instructions to Applicants and other documentation for 2016 Project Grant applications (for funding in 2017) has now been released and can be found at http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/grants-funding/apply-funding/project-grants.  Below are direct links to the Scheme Specific Funding Rules and Instructions to Applicants:

Project Grants Scheme Specific 2016 Funding Rules (v09.12.15) (PDF, 102 KB)

Project Grants Scheme Specific 2016 Instructions to Applicants (v09.12.15) (PDF, 108 KB)

Please submit your Grant Expression of Interest (GEOI) form, signed by your Executive Dean/Centre Director, to research.funding@federation.edu.au by the GEOI deadline.

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3.  Club Melbourne Fellowship

The Club Melbourne Fellowship aims to support the next generation of Melbourne's research leaders and potential future Club Melbourne Ambassadors. The Club Melbourne Fellowship delivers community benefits through education, networking and collaboration.

The awarded Fellow is welcomed into the prestigious Club Melbourne network for one year through key event invitations including the opportunity to present their research to Club Melbourne Ambassadors, and receives funds of $10,000 to support costs for research that must include but is not limited attendance at an international conference specifically for enabling access to a program of research.
 
One fellowship is available annually for a Victorian based mid-career researcher, including the following:

  • Invitations to attend all of Club Melbourne's main events for the year,
  • The opportunity to present research at the end of year Club Melbourne event,
  • Promotion to the exclusive Club Melbourne network including profiling of the Fellow on the Club Melbourne     website and in an issue of the Club Melbourne newsletter,
  • Funding of $10,000 to support costs for research that must include but is not limited to attendance at an international conference specifically for enabling access to a program of research.
  • Awarded at the Club Melbourne Anniversary Dinner.

Club Melbourne will only accept one application per Victorian university submitted by the universities' Research Offices. Individual applications will not be accepted.  Given this, FedUni applications must go through a faculty ranking process in the first instance.  The first ranked application for each participating faculty will go through a central panel review process.  The first ranked FedUni application will go forward for submission to the funding body, subject to final approval.  Please speak to your ADR in the first instance before applying.  The internal dates for this scheme are as follows:

Applications Open

GEOI Deadline

Faculty Internal Submission Deadline

FedUni Panel Ranking Deadline

Internal Outcome Announced and Compliance Feedback

Final Submission Deadline

External Deadline

10/09/2015

01/02/2016 CLOSED

09/03/2016

16/03/2016

21/03/2016

30/03/2016

31/03/2016

Late GEOI's will not be accepted.

ELIGIBILITY
To qualify for consideration for the 2016 Club Melbourne Fellowship, applicants must be:

  • Within 5-10 years from conferral of PhD or with career disruptions within 15 years from conferral of PhD,
  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia,
  • A current Victorian resident and currently affiliated with a Victorian university (adjunct/honorary status is not eligible),
  • Applying for funds to support costs for research that must include but is not limited to attendance at an international conference specifically for enabling access to a program of research.

For further information please visit the Club Melbourne website at http://clubmelbourne.com.au/fellowship/

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

Club Melbourne Application form 2016 (PDF 66kb)

Club Melbourne Guidelines 2016 (PDF 79kb)

Please submit your Grant Expression of Interest (GEOI) form, signed by your Executive Dean/Centre Director, to research.funding@federation.edu.au by the GEOI deadline.

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Contact us

If you have any queries regarding these grants, please contact the Research Funding Team at research.funding@federation.edu.au.

*Please also check with your Faculty ADR or Centre Director for any additional requirements.*

Budget support and information

For assistance with the Project Budget Costing Pro-forma, please contact research.funding@federation.edu.au

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